FRIDAY

GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. & 1 p.m., Young Chefs Academy of Baton Rouge, 7970 Jefferson Hwy., Suite E. Make and decorate gingerbread houses and cookies. Ages 3-16. $65. batonrougela.youngchefsacademy.com/special-events.

TAKE IT TO THE STREETS FEST: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Cemeteries District, Mid City. A new arts festival with busking and art installations. Registration is $10. midcitystudio.org/tittsfest.

TRIVIAL OBJECTIONS: 8 p.m., Hartley/Vey Theatres, 100 Lafayette St. Local comedians try to outsmart others in a series of quizzes and debates. Ages 16 and up. $7. manshiptheatre.org.

LIGHT 'EM UP: 5:30 p.m., 5323 Knight Drive, Zachary. The lighting of a colorful tree and musical Christmas light show.

SATURDAY

RUNNING OF THE ELVES AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST: 8 a.m., Lancaster House, 13539 Hooper Road, Central. Dress as an elf and race in this 5K fun run with a free pancake breakfast to follow. facebook.com/runningelf.  

SATURDAY, SUNDAY

BASF KIDS' LAB: ENERGY LOVES PRODUCE: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Find out how produce can generate electricity. For ages 6-12 with accompanying adults. lasm.org, (225) 344-5272.

SUNDAY

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK(ING LOT): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Alexander's Highland Market, 18111 Highland Market Drive. Shop at this pop-up market and enjoy photos with Santa.

LAND OF SWEETS TEA: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m., Boudreaux's, 2647 Government St. Enjoy tea time and crafts with characters from "The Nutcracker: A Tale from the Bayou." The event is sold out. $40. batonrougeballet.org/nutcracker-tea, (225) 766-8379.

YOGA ON THE LAKES: Noon, BREC's Milford Wampold Memorial Park, 901 Stanford Ave. Free 30-minute yoga class taught by Megan Gabriell.

MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY: 1 p.m., Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Take the stress out of shopping by visiting this inaugural event. lasm.org, (225) 344-5272.

MONDAY

LSU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: 7:30 p.m., Shaver Theatre, LSU. A drumming performance from the college students.

TUESDAY

HOLIDAY COCKTAIL PARTY COOKING CLASS: 6 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Hwy. Kick off the holiday season with some fun cocktail and appetizer ideas. $65 at redstickspice.com. (225) 930-9967.

CAJUN DANCE SERIES: 6:30 p.m. Mid City Ballroom, 136 South Acadian Thruway. Focusing on the basics of Cajun dance, third in a four-part series. Limited space available. $60 per person for series. lafolkroots.org.

SJA DANCE PRESENTS "THIS IS US": 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. View a variety of works in contemporary, jazz, and lyrical dance. Cost $10-14. manshiptheatre.org, (866) 451-2787.

LSU PHILHARMONIA: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music, Recital Hall, LSU. Featuring pianist Darko Varga, conducted by Maestro Leandro Gazineo. facebook.com/lsumusic.

WOMEN OF THE WORLD SLAM OFF: 8 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. Electric Truth presents the annual Women of the World poetry slam qualifier. Free. artsbr.org.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY

THE GIFT OF MAGI AND 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REINDEER REVIEW: 7:30 p.m. each night, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Enjoy all of your favorite Christmas carols and a heartwarming Christmas story. $19 at theatrebr.org or (225) 924-6496.

WEDNESDAY

MAKE YOUR OWN JAMES & JELLIES: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway. Learn the differences between jam, jellies and preserves with Ashley Andermann of Grinning Jupiter Jammery. $45 at redstickspice.com.

GNARLY BARLEY BEER DINNER: 6:30 p.m., Burgersmith, 27350 Crossing Circle, Denham Springs. Enjoy a special menu paired with a Gnarly Barley beers. Limited seating. $50 at eventbrite.com. (225) 243-7551.

LET'S DANCE BOLLYWOOD: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., International Cultural Center at LSU, 3365 Dalrymple Drive. Learn Bollywood-style moves at this dance class.

K-LOVE CHRISTMAS TOUR 2017: 7 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center, 275 S. River Road. Experience a night of Christmas favorites and top hits from artists such as Steven Curtis Chapman. Tickets start at $17.99. ticketmaster.com, raisingcanesrivercenter.com.

LSU WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC WINDS: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater. Hear a performance from the ensembles. $17 at tickets.vendini.com.

NERD TRIVIA: 8 p.m., Barcadia Baton Rouge, 3347 Highland Road. Test your nerdom from Westeros to Hogwarts and everywhere in between.

THURSDAY

GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN: 11 a.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Hwy. Kick off the holiday season with a little gifting under your belt. $35 at redstickspice.com. (225) 930-9967.

1010 SAINT NIC FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., 1010 Nic, 1010 Nicholson Drive. This annual holiday party features local artists, Gov't Taco and fun.

BLACK TIE BINGO: 6 p.m., L'Auberge Casino & Hotel, 777 Lauberge Ave. Featuring dinner and bingo with proceeds benefiting Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital. Tickets start at $75 at ololchildrens.org/bingo.

"UNCONDITIONAL LOVE": 6 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. Featuring the works of Brad Connelly. artsbr.org.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS FAMILY NIGHT: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Baton Rouge General, corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Picardy Avenue. A wintry event featuring snow, Santa, choir performances and hot cocoa. Free.

AN EVENING IN ITALY: 7 p.m., Cane Land Distilling Company, 760 St. Philip St. Chef Ryan André takes you on a four-course tour through Italy. $75. Limited seating. canelanddistilling.com/events.

HOLIDAY CHEFS EVENING & WINE TASTING: 7 p.m., Antique Village, Denham Springs. Local chefs set up in shops and present tastings of selected menu items. $25 donation. denhamspringsmainstreet.org, (225) 667-7512.

JEREMY DENK: 7 p.m., LSU School of Music. Featuring acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk performing classical works. $8-15 at tickets.vendini.com.

MICRO MUSIC FESTIVAL: 7 p.m., Movie Tavern Juban Crossing, Denham Springs. Taking open mic to the next level. openmiclouisiana.com.

HENRY TURNER JR. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: 7 p.m., Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room, 2733 North Blvd. Featuring visual arts, and music from the Listening Room All-Stars and Brandon Luedtke.

JAZZ LISTENING ROOM PRESENTS HERLIN RILEY: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre inside the Shaw Center for the Arts, North Boulevard. Featuring a performance from the legendary New Orleans drummer. Tickets and more info at artsbr.org.

"THE KING OF COMEDY" DINNER & A MOVIE: 8 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A screening of the classic comedy featuring Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis. $5; $30 with meal from Capital City Grill. (866) 451-2787, manshiptheatre.org.

ONGOING

AT BATON ROUGE DISTILLING: 11616 Industriplex Blvd., Suite 21. 7 p.m. Fridays. A guided tour of the distillery and sampling of strawberry brandy. Ages 21 and up. facebook.com/batonrougebourbon.

AT BATON ROUGE GALLERY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring "Annual Artist Member Group Exhibition" on display through Thursday. batonrougegallery.org.

AT LAMAR DIXON EXPO CENTER: 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. "Shadrack Christmas Wonderland," dusk to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday & dusk to 11 p.m. Friday-Sunday. A drive-through LED Christmas show synchronized to music. $25 per car, $40 for vans and small buses, and $80 for school and tour buses. Through Jan. 7.

AT THE USS KIDD VETERANS MUSEUM: 305 S. River Road. Featuring "Voices from the Lost Generation" on display through Dec. 2018.

AT THE LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES BUILDING: 3851 Essen Lane. Featuring the 48th National River Road Art Show and Sale.

AT WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Highway, Port Allen. Featuring "Over Here & Over There: Americans at Home and Abroad in WWI" on display through Jan. 8; "Raw Sugar: Harvest in Black and White" on display through Dec. 31.

AT LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring "Bonjour: Au Revoir Surréalisme" on display through March 25; "Broken Time: Sculpture by Martin Payton" through Feb. 11; and "Art in Louisiana: Views into the Collection." lsumoa.org.

AT LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 S. River Road. Featuring "The Art of Chaos & Order: Sam Losavio" on display through Jan. 7; "The Red That Colored the World" on display through Jan. 14; "Alyce Simon: Atomic Art" through Dec. 3; and Miss Trudy's Traveling Trunk Show 11 a.m. Saturdays. lasm.org.

AT CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St. Featuring selections from the permanent collection. louisianastatemuseum.org/museums/capitol-park-museum.

Compiled by Kristie Bihm.